Francesca Hayward – the principal dancer at the Royal Ballet – has revealed how her role as the Swan Queen in a recent production of Swan Lake left her so exhausted one night that she had to be carried back to her dressing room at the interval.
Taking to Instagram, the London-based 29-year-old – who is best known for her performance in the film Cats (2019) – opened up about her experience of playing the complex part.
‘I was so tired I could barely walk,’ she wrote when posting an image of herself being lifted back to her dressing room by the head of costume during an interval.
Despite her weariness, Francesca battled on to appear in the tragic finale.
In another social media post, she candidly discussed the emotional challenges of the performance, admitting: ‘I’ve dreamt of dancing…
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